Hi all,

Just wondered if any of you or anyone you know is an urban explorer? I've always been interested in this, and at the weekend I had my first taste..

I was walking home from town after a few too many with 3 friends, and on the route is an old abandoned nursing/rehabilitation home. It was due to be bulldozed and rebuilt into some modern something or other. Anyway I gained access through the (strangely unlocked) fence and had a peek inside. My friends wouldnt come beyond this point but I wanted some photos of it inside. It was just as you'd imagine really - decrepit, stale, and slightly creepy with some beds and wheelchairs in a corridor.

I loved it! I've really caught the bug for this and dying to do more. There are plenty of old abandoned victorian manor houses and castles around that are boarded up and closed off to public. I'm sure it's for a very good reason , but that's part of the fascination and thrill of it.

Another reason is i'm breaking into photography and think this would enable me to get great shots! I'll try upload some when I get more..

So anyone else tried this?

Views: 355

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

No, but I would love to see the photos. Sounds cool.

Heading up to an old slate mine over weekend, ill post pics

So anyone else tried this?

Not since I've been an adult.

Where di you go when you did

same , but i do get invited on night rides for motorbike photo shoots to old deserted buildings , however the timing has never been right for me .

Something about abandoned buildings, so damn photogenic!

Keep us posted!  Speaking of posted, let us know if you ever need bail money!

Look up http://weirdnj.com/category/stories/abandoned/

Weird NJ, been doing it for awhile and have a magazine built around what they do.

That psychiatric hospital... wow

Agreed! Fortunately here, if something is abandoned and not owned privately or by council, its classed as right to roam in the public realm... still gotta be careful though.

EEntrance to the slate mine

I didn't want to go too far in, i'm still trying to conquer my claustrophobia! lol

RSS

Latest Activity

GK replied to GK's discussion Also late to the party
"Went to see the hateful eight last week, was good ! "
36 minutes ago
Brian S replied to Dean Roberts's discussion So Long Men's Barbers
"To be honest, I don't know if Barbers have to be licensed in UK. I got lucky when I moved to Birmingham and found a Turkish barbershop just 5 minutes walk away from my place. It's GBP 12 for a cut and same price for beard work. Seems about…"
1 hour ago
Paul joined A.C.'s group
Thumbnail

Musicians

A group for Musicians to discuss musicianship and share experiences.
1 hour ago
Jay D replied to Dean Roberts's discussion So Long Men's Barbers
"No, i also just discovered a great turkish barber right around the corner. But iam also from a different country. If it werent for all the turkish immigrants we wouldnt have mich normal barbershops left. "
3 hours ago
David replied to David R.'s discussion Body Image in the group Men Over 50
"What a good topic, Dave and Ken. My sentiment's exactly. As older men, we are more comfortable in our skin, realizing we have what we have. It's how you feel about yourself in the long run."
4 hours ago
Sir replied to Sam K's discussion Materialism and Marxism in the group The Great Debate
"You said Jesus was a socialist, a supporter of socialism.  Socialism is defined as "a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies."…"
5 hours ago
Sam K replied to GK's discussion Also late to the party
"I enjoy all of those. Jackie Brown is a pretty good one too (a little more boring than most of his movies, but underrated)."
5 hours ago
Sam K added a discussion to the group Romancers
Thumbnail

Zan Perron - Ars Amorata philosophy

This group looks like it's more or less dead but I might as well post this here. I'd recommend checking out Zan Perron and his books as an alternative to the run-of-the mill "pickup advice", a lot of which is cheesy and counter-productive and more about creating a "macho parody" than the actual art and philosophy of seduction.(I definitely think a lack of understanding of the psychology and art of attraction and sex appeal is a thing that causes a lot of failure in dating and relationships;…See More
5 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service